Arts & Entertainment Events Guide 5 Aug – 5 Sept Selection of cultural events in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

  • 2015-08-05

Latvia

WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG
Latvian Blues Band
19:00 @ Berga Bazars, Riga  15-20 Euros

Gala Concert Viva Kalman, Festival Artissimo
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala  15-100  Euros
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THURSDAY, 6 AUG
KUBANA 2015
@ Lucavsala Island,  Riga (till 9 Aug),  20- 200  Euros
From 6-9 Aug, Riga’s Lucavsala Island turns into the Island of Freedom. Kubana 2015 will draw thousands of festival goers from Europe, CIS and Russia. Offers rich music program, food-courts, beach, camping site, autograph-session lounge, children’s recreational areas.  Takes place only 5 minutes from Old Riga. www.bilesuserviss.lv

FRIDAY, 7 AUG
Sunset Dinner Cruise
19:00 - 00:00 @ Kugis Rigas Perle, Riga, 40 Euros
www.rigasperle.lv

MONDAY, 10 AUG
Lidia Baich. The Voice of the Violin
Inese Galante Summertime
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala,  15 -150 Euros
Lidia Baich (violinist, Austria), Matthias Fletzberger (conductor/pianist), Schoenbrunn Festival Orchestra

TUESDAY, 11 AUG
Canadian Brass. The Breath of Brass
Inese Galante Summertime
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala,  10 - 60 Euros
Winners of Grammy and Echo Klassik prizes. Final concert of their European tour.

WEDNESDAY, 12 AUG
Andrea Motis. Mediterranean Vibrations
Inese Galante Summertime
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala, 10 - 60 Euros
Catalan diva, vocalist, saxophonist and trumpeter Andrea Motis (Barcelona) a dazzling international new bright musical talent creates an evening of  rhythmic and audible Mediterranean impressions.

THURSDAY, 13 AUG
Bel Canto Feast With Inese Galante
Inese Galante Summertime
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala, 15 - 150 Euros
Italian opera repertoire. Ekhart Wycik(conductor),   Ilona Bagele (mezzo soprano), Egils Silins (bass-baritone),  Sergejs Jegers (countertenor),   Alexander Graf (spieltenor)

FRIDAY, 14 AUG
Sunset Dinner Cruise
19:00 - 00:00 @ Kugis Rigas Perle 40 Euros
www.rigasperle.lv

The Swingles. Friday in A Cappella feeling
Inese Galante Summertime
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala, 10 - 60 Euros
This cappella septet from London considered one of the world’s foremost professional vocal ensembles .

Riga City Festival 2015 (Rigas Svetki 2015)
14 – 16 August,  Free entrance
http://www.rigassvetki.lv/
For three days, Riga will be filled with a festive atmosphere, live music,   plenty of surprises. Riga summer season’s closing festival offers an opportunity of learning about the city’s history. Aerial demonstrations take place in above  meadows at Spilve, while venues in Riga’s Old Town - 11th November Embankment, Vermanes Park, and other locales – will be filled with entertainment and educational activities for all age groups. Musical and theatrical surprises, special cafe/restaurant offers. Riga City Festival markets selling goods by Latvian farmers/craftsmen.

SATURDAY, 15 AUG
The Riga Restaurant Festival
12:00-18:30 @ Spikeri creative quarter and promenade , Maskasvas iela 6
Riga’s leading chef’s dish up an array of culinary delights prepared with seasonal ingredient. Street Food at its best! Chefs will be sharing culinary insights.

Sunset Dinner Cruise
23:00 - 06:00 @ Kugis Rigas Perle 7 Euros, www.rigasperle.lv

Joey Morant, Daniil Kramer. New York-Moscow-New Orleans
Inese Galante Summertime
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala,  10- 60  Euros
Legendary jazz pianist Daniel Kramer performs a program dedicated to the great jazz iconic Louis Armstrong, Accompanied by  American virtuoso trumpeter/scat artist,  Joey Morant. Not to be missed.


SUNDAY, 16 AUG
Gala Galante
Inese Galante Summertime
18:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala,  15- 150  Euros
Promises to be a brilliant and  unforgettable culmination of the Inese Galante Summertime musical festivities.  Olesya Petrova (soprano),  Raimonds Bramanis  (tenor), Sergejs Jegers and Intars Busulis (vocalists). Latvian crossover ensembles – Da Gamba, jazz personalities  – Daniel Kramer, piano, Joey Morant, trumpet.

MONDAY, 17 AUG
International Romani Culture Festival
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala, (till 18 Aug), 12- 120  Euros
The  annual Romani Culture Festival (17 – 18 Aug).gathers artists presenting Roma traditions from 15 countries. A colorful parade on Jomas street in Jurmala on 17 Aug. Incredible showcase, sea of emotions and passions, sensitivity and beauty of music, dance and outfits! An unforgettable occasion not to be missed! Tickets are available at www.bilesuparadise.lv.
Program presenters: Roxana Rudevich  (Latvia, soloist of Ame Roma and Chairman of Latvian Roma Community). Telman Guzhevsky  (Israel, Internationally acclaimed tenor).

WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG
Chicago Blues Brothers (UK)
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala  10-70 Euros
http://www.thebluesbrothers.co.uk

THURSDAY, 20 AUG
Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and ZUBIN MEHTA
20:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala  10-120 Euros

Swan Lake
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga,  5 - 35 Euros
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FRIDAY, 21 AUG
La Traviata
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga,  5 - 30 Euros
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Sunset Dinner Cruise
23:00 - 06:00 @ Kugis Rigas Perle, 7 Euros
www.rigasperle.lv

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Baiba Skride and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth
20:00 @ Vidzeme Concert Hall, Cesis, 10 - 40 Euros
Baiba Skride, violin. Andris Poga, conductor
Rachmaninoff Scherzo, Britten Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

SATURDAY, 22 AUG
Romeo and Juliet
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga,  5 - 35 Euros
Aspazijas bulvaris 3

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Spikeri Quartet and Vestards Simkus, piano
20:00 @ Vidzeme Concert Hall, Cesis, 10 - 40 Euros
Mozart, Skryabin, Simkus, Chopin, Shostakovich

SUNDAY, 23 AUG
Manon Lescaut
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga, 5 - 33 Euros
Aspazijas bulvaris 3

Gypsy ensemble ILO
19:00 @ Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala, 5-30 Euros

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
LNSO VASARNICA: Wagner’s Lohengrin
18:00 @ Vidzeme Concert Hall, Cesis, 10 - 40 Euros
Magdalena Anna Hofmann, soprano. Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, mezzo-soprano.
Corby Welch, tenor. Conductor Robert Trevino
Programme: Excerpts from Richard Wagner’s opera Lohengrin

The Day of Bread
10:00 - 16:00 @ Latvian Open-air Museum (Riga)
Brivibas gatve 440, Riga
Latvia’s main export is bread. The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum stages a Celebration of Bread. On offer recipes from every region in Latvia. Get  acquainted with bread making and baking traditions. Visitors will be able to taste the various breads and also learn how to mix dough and bake bread. Events, exhibitions, and excursions connected with growing and harvesting, and processing of grain during  ancient times,  and the modern era will take place. You will see what dishes and beverages were traditionally prepared from grain and flour. www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv

TUESDAY,25 AUG
J.S. Bach – Sounds and Reflections
19:00 @ Riga Dome Cathedral, Doma laukums 1
The Professional Symphonic Band “Riga” performs compositions of  “Windstream 2014” winners. The program will feature  Jukka-Peka Lehto’s (Finland) “Motus cantarius” and Gundega Šmite’s (Latvia) “Mir geht ein Licht auf”. The Professional Symphonic Band “Riga” also presents an arrangement of “Jesu bleibet meine Freude” by Alfreds Rīds,  and Bach’s majestic sounding, and driving rhythmic. “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” arranged by Genba Fujita.

WEDNESDAY, 26 AUG
Rigoletto
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga, 5 - 33 Euros
Aspazijas bulvaris 3

Rick Feds Society
19:00 @ Berga Bazars, Riga, 15 Euros
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Autumn Chamber Music Festival
Arvo Part’s “Grammy Award” performance,  “Adam’s Lament”
19:00 @ Riga Dome Cathedral, 15 Euros
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Arvo Part’s “Adam’s Lament for mixed choir and string orchestra. A work co-commissioned by the European Capitals of Culture for 2010 and 2011, Istanbul and Tallin respectively. Tõnu Kaljuste the conductor of this performance won a Grammy in 2014 in the Best Choral Performance category.Adam’s Lament is based on a text by St Silouan of Athos (1866–1938), in which the monk laments Adam’s pain over the loss of paradise. “For me, the name Adam is a collective term not merely for the whole of humanity, but for each individual, regardless of time, era, social class or religious affiliation. And this collective Adam has suffered and lamented on this earth for millennia. Our ancestor Adam foresaw the human tragedy that was to come and experienced it as his own guilty responsibility, the result of his sinful act. He suffered all the cataclysms of humanity into the depths of desperation, inconsolable in his agony.” (Arvo Part).
Tui Hirv (soprano), Rainer Vilu (baritone), Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, “Vox Clamantis”, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, “Sinfonietta Riga”.

THURSDAY, 27 AUG
Sleeping Beauty  
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga, 2.5 - 30 Euros
Aspazijas bulvaris 3

Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

FRIDAY, 28 AUG
Nabucco
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga, 5 - 30 Euros
Aspazijas bulvaris 3

Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

SATURDAY, 29 AUG
Raymonda
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera, Riga, 5 - 33 Euros
Aspazijas bulvaris 3

Dance performances “The Tree of the Sun”
@ Riga Latvian Society House, 8.00 - 30.00 Euros
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Want to learn and understand about Latvian traditions and culture which are on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A combination of traditional Latvian costumes, traditional and contemporary folk dances, music interwoven with the history of Latvia.  Photographic exhibition also on show about the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration which has taken place in Latvia since 1873. www.danceshowlatvia.lv
Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

SUNDAY,  30 AUG
Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

MONDAY, 31 AUG
Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

SEPTEMBER

TUESDAY, 1 SEP
Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

WEDNESDAY, 2 SEP
Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

THURSDAY, 3 SEP
Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

FRIDAY, 4 SEP
Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

SATURDAY, 5 SEP
White Night 2015
@ Riga
An artistic, theatrical, musical, movement performances  showcase, and much more.  2015 is UNESCO’s - International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. www.baltanakts.lv

Gastronomy Festival Riga
26.08.2015 - 06.09.2015
www.gastrofest.lv

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
Edward Steichen Photography Exhibition
Until the 6. September 2015
@ The Arsenals Exhibition Hall: Main Hall, Riga
Photographs from the collection of the Luxembourg National Museum of History and Art

In the Vortex of Time
Aleksandrs Drevins and Nadezhda Udaltsova
Until 30 Aug
@ The Art Museum Riga Bourse: the Great Exhibition Hall
In the Vortex of Time exhibition offers a chance to become familiar with the creative work of two outstanding, world famous early 20th century painters.

Invitation to the Centenary Ball. 1915–2015
(till 25 Oct)
@ Museum of Decorative Arts and Design: The Great Hall
Most glamorous evening gowns from private collection of fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev, Paris. This glamorous show brings together the most beautiful costumes from 1915 to 2015. A celebration of a centenary-long past of fashion, a fashion triumph and the quintessence of beauty. Exhibition comprises unique ball and evening gowns from latest acquisitions to Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation.

 


Estonia

WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG
Feast in Time of Plague, Russian Theatre production
19:00 @ St Catherine’s Church, Tallinn  12-25 Euros

tARTuff, Tartu Love Film Festival (till 8 Aug)
@Tartu Town Hall Square, Tartu, Free
16 films directly or indirectly related to love. Love for people, animals, country, nature, sports etc.! www.tartuff.ee

THURSDAY, 6 AUG
Weekend Festival Baltic (6-8 Aug)
@ Parnu beach, Parnu 10-50 Euros

FRIDAY, 7 AUG
Viru Folk, Nordic Music Festival (till 9 Aug)
@ Kasmu, Kasmu village 22-140 Euros
Focuses on Danish culture.Svartsot, Sorten Muld (Denmark),  Estonian folk metal band Metsatoll, Folkmill, L’Dorado and others.    

Kukemuru Ambient, ‘more sound less music’ (till 9 Aug)
@ Kukemuru clearing, Jandja Village 20-35

Eivere Piano Festival (till 9 Aug)
@ Eivere Manor, Eivere village 7-15 Euros

THE CREATION
Joseph Haydn, oratorio
Birgitta Festival
19:00 @ Birgitta convent Tallinn
A theatrical experience! Commissioned/designed for Birgitta Festival. 100+ people on stage join in one voice!  Birgitta Festival combines charm of a medieval convent with latest in contemporary musical theatre. Tallinn’s signature festival. Takes place in an opera house erected in Pirita Convent ruins.
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Risto Joost (conductor),  Latvian National Choir,  Ran Arthur Braun (director), Vocal soloists Marcin Bronikowski (Poland), Juhan Tralla (Germany), Alfia Kamalova (Germany), Physical Theatre Troupe (Denmark).

SATURDAY, 8 AUG
30th International Tartu Early Music Festival (till 11 Aug)
@ Tartu

Torva Chant, outdoor spectacle with music and theatre performances
@ Veskijarve, Torva 18-15 Euros

SCHEHERAZADE, POLOVTSIAN DANCES
Birgitta Festival
19:00 @ Birgitta convent Tallinn
Rimski-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Borodin - Polovetsian Dances
Eastern exotics in the tales of One Thousand and One Nights and the raging emotions of the warlike Altai nomads offer a colorful scenes and wild dances. Soloists of Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg): Julia Mahhalina (Zobeide), Xander Parish (Slave), Moscow Natalya Sats Musical Theater, Mihhail Fokin (choreography)

SUNDAY, 9 AUG
Federico Fellini ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL
Birgitta Festival
19:00@ Birgitta convent Tallinn
Based on Federico Fellini’s movie. A witty rendering of the lives of the musicians and conductor. Soloists and orchestra from Moscow State Theatre named after Natalia Sats. Simone Fermani, conductor (Italy) great-grandchild of Giuseppe Verdi’s daughter. Estonian National Opera “Estonia” opera choir.

WEDNESDAY, 12 AUG
AIDA, Giuseppe Verdi
Birgitta Festival
19:00@ Birgitta convent Tallinn
A beloved and deeply tragic opera. In the Age of the Pharaohs the Ethiopian princess Aida and the Egyptian commander Radames have to choose between love and country. Contemporary performance. Theater Vanemuine choir and symphony orchestra, Estonian National Opera “Estonia” opera choir,  Erki Pehk (conductor),   Pamela Recinella (director) Italy

THURSDAY, 13 AUG
Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship, sailing competition
@ Parnumaa, Parnu, 5-15 Euros

FRIDAY,  14 AUG
The Festival of Opinion Culture
@ Paide Rampart Hill, Paide Free

Estonian Hip-Hop Festival (14-15 Aug)
@ Elva 25 Euros

Vosu Glamm, unique film festival (14-16 Aug)
@ Vosu

7th International Valga Military History Festival
@ Valga

Russian Film Days (14-16 Aug)
@ Vana-Kasepaa, near Lake Peipus.

KILLER PIG AND WONDERLAND, USA AND ISRAEL MODERN DANCE
Birgitta Festival
19:00@ Birgitta convent Tallinn.
The two extremities of contemporary Israeli dance. “Wonderland”  an enjoyable production with self-critical Jewish humor, folk music and scenes of everyday life. “Killer Pig” stuns with its professional dance technique and acting mastery. The peak of contemporary Israeli dance.
Wonderland combines Gypsy, Balkan, Yiddish with Jazz standards from 1920s/1930s, classical, rock music.
Killer Pig: A confluence of movement, music, lighting, fashion, art, technology. Each uniquely expressive while emotionally entwined.


SATURDAY, 15 AUG
Parnu Film and Video Festival, nighttime film screening.
@ Parnu

Narva Summer Fair
Baltic vendors and artisans and entertainment program
@ Narva Museum, Narva
Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian vendors/artisans present and sell their products: home and garden products, sweets, meat, souvenirs, handicraft items, construction material, industrial goods. Concert featuring various groups from Narva, Ida-Viru County, Tallinn, Narva Vocational Center.  www.narvalaat.ee

August Insomnia, street night festival of arts
@ Parnu

15th International Summer Festival Multicultural Parnu (15 – 16 Aug)
@ Parnu
Various ethnic minorities’ collectives perfrom  and present their handicraft in Ruutli Square.

Passion of Broadway
Gala concert
Birgitta Festival
19:00 @ Birgitta convent, Tallinn
Music by Gershwin, Bernstein, Webber, Rodgers/Hammerstein. Songs of Love, Despair, Hope and Joy drawn from the Best of Broadway. International cast brings the Passion of Broadway to the closing night of Birgitta Festival, 2015. BARBARA HENDRICKS, Douglas Webster (USA), Angelika Klas-Fagerlund, Marion Elvila (Finland), Hanna-Liina Vosa,Koit Toome. Michael Kissinger (conductor) USA, Tallinn Dance Theatre,Estonian Dream Big Band, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, festival choir in cooperation with Georg Ots Tallinn Music School.

FRIDAY, 21 AUG
13th Parnu Organ Festival
20:00 @ St Elisabeth’s Church, Parnu
Concerts at Parnu Eliszabeth’s Church throughout the summer on Friday nights at 8 pm.

11th Tallinn Chamber Music Festival (till 30 Aug)
20:00 @ Tallinn, 7 - 10 Euros
Major classical music event in Estonia. Leading musicians from Estonia and abroad. At various venues in Tallinn Medieval Old Town. A Viimsi Chamber Music Day will happen at Viimsi St Jacob’s Church.
22-23 Aug, free concerts at festival tent on Tallinn Freedom Square. 12 pm until 18 pm on the hour performances of various Estonian music students, ensembles, orchestra. Festival Highlight. Impelling wind ensemble I Solisti del Vento (Belgium).
Festival passes  from Piletilevi ticket vendors/festival tent   on  22 Aug from 12 pm until 6 pm. Passes 30 - 50 Euros (students/seniors). Children under 7 free entrance. http://www.plmf.ee/

SATURDAY, 22 AUG
URIAH HEEP ‘LADY IN BLACK MEETS THE WHITE LADY’
17:00 @ Haapsalu Lossihoov, Haapsalu, 20 Euros

SUNDAY, 23 AUG
11th Tallinn Chamber Music Festival (till 30 Aug)
ESTONIAN COMPOSERS’ UNION 90 GALA
19:00 @ The House of the Blackheads, Tallinn, 7 - 10 Euros
Tubin, Raats, Magi, Tamberg, Kangro, etc

MONDAY, 24 AUG
NORDIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SYMPHONY  ‘Born Different  - Distant Light’
19:00 @  Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, 18 - 25 Euros
VASK Distant Light,  SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 10. Sergey Dogadin (violin, Russia), Anu Tali (conductor)

Festival Circus Tree
@ Various locations Tallinn - Kardiorg Park, Kumu, Nordea Concert Hall, (till Aug 29)
Festival aimed at adults and teenagers, also events for children.
Main act is Race Horse Company. Festival Circus Tree focuses on contemporary circus where animals aren’t used and where traditional roles and the structure of the show have been changed. www.circustree.ee

TUESDAY, 25 AUG
NORDIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SYMPHONY  ‘Born Different  - Distant Light’
19:00 @  Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, (18 - 25 Euros)
VASK Distant Light,  SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 10. Sergey Dogadin (violin, Russia), Anu Tali     (conductor)

WEDNESDAY, 26 AUG
11th Tallinn Chamber Music Festival
19:00 @  The House of the Blackheads, 7 - 10 Euros
Kristina Fialova (viola, Czech Republic), Kristina Kriit (violin), Petr Nouzovsky (cello, Czech Republic), Irina Zahharenkova (piano). Debussy, Clarke, Brahms

NORDIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SYMPHONY  ‘Born Different  - Distant Light’
19:00 @  Vanemuine Conecrt Hall, Tartu, 15 - 20 Euros
VASK Distant Light,  SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 10. Sergey Dogadin ( violin, Russia), Anu Tali (conductor)

THURSDAY, 27 AUG
Faust
Opera in two acts by Charles Gounod
19:00 @  Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 22 - 38 Euros
Mephistopheles sung by Ain Anger(bass, Vienna State Opera), http://www.opera.ee

FRIDAY, 28 AUG
11TH TALLINN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
IRINA ZAHHARENKOVA, I SOLISTI DEL VENTO (BELGIA)
19:00 @  Tallinna Rootsi-Mihkli kirik, 7- 10 Euros


SATURDAY, 29 AUG
VANA TALLINN GALA. VANEMUISE KONTSERDIMAJAS.
19:00 @   Vanemuine Concert House, Tartu, 15.50 - 38 Euros
Music from bel canto masters: Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, the best of Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Richard Strauss.
Vello Pahn (conductor), Marie Fajtova (soprano, Czech Republic), Heli Veskus (soprano), Helen Lokuta (mezzo-soprano), Luc Robert (tenor, Canada) Rauno Elp (baritone), Ain Anger (bass, Vienna State Opera), Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra.

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Year of Chinese Music in Estonia”
19:00 @   Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, 11 - 15 Euros
Yan Huichang (conductor)

SUNDAY,  30 AUG
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Year of Chinese Music in Estonia”
19:00 @   Parnu Concert Hall, 11 - 15 Euros
Yan Huichang (conductor)

WEDNESDAY, 2 SEP
EARTH WIND & FIRE EXPERIENCE FEAT. AL MCKAY
20:00 @  Factory, Madara 22a, Tallinn, 20- 40 Euros

THURSDAY, 3 SEP
Faust
Opera in two acts by Charles Gounod
19:00 @  Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 22 - 38 Euros
Mephistopheles sung by Ain Anger(bass, Vienna State Opera), http://www.opera.ee

SATURDAY, 5 SEP
VANA TALLINN GALA. VANEMUISE KONTSERDIMAJAS.
19:00 @   Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 15.50 - 38 Euros
Music from bel canto masters: Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, the best of Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Richard Strauss.
Vello Pahn (conductor), Marie Fajtova (soprano, Czech Republic), Heli Veskus (soprano), Helen Lokuta (mezzo-soprano), Luc Robert (tenor, Canada) Rauno Elp (baritone), Ain Anger (bass, Vienna State Opera), Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
Exhibition on Tallinn’s destroyed mediaeval city defense objects in art (till 31 Dec)
@ Kiek in de Kok, Tallinn

Nargenfestival. Biggest Estonian summer festivity, Since 2006 (till 26 Sep)
@ All over Estonia

The Tallinn Collector Exhibition, Tallinn’s tourism history through images and texts taken from various Tallinn travel guides from Soviet times (till 31 Aug).
@ Museum of Occupations, Tallinn.

International exhibition New Nordic Fashion Illutration II (till 23 Sep)
@ Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn

Summer Aria, open-air music and theatre festival (till 10 Aug)
@ St Elisabeth’s Church in Parnu, Parnu

7th International Flower Festival 2015, (till 28 August.
@ Towers Square Park
Event is free!

Art Walk at Kumu Art Museum
@ Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn (till 4 Dec)
First Friday of every month at 2 PM, special drop-in guided tour that introduces new exhibitions. All Art Walks held in English.
7 August – The Force of Nature. Realism and Dusseldorf School of Painting.
4 September – Outdoor sculpture and architectural findings.
Explore art from end of the 18th century up to  contemporary  era. Half of rotating exhibitions (a total of 11 to 12 larger exhibitions are organised annually in four exhibition halls) deal with Estonian art, the other half are international in scope.

22nd international exhibition of nudes Man and Woman: Wild Strawberries
@ Parnu Museum of New Art, Parnu,  Esplanaadi 10 (till 31 Aug)
Inspired by the title of Ingmar Bergman’s famous film Wild Strawberries - Smultronstallet in Swedish.
In direct translation, it means a field with wild strawberries but as a metaphor, it is much greater. It is closely linked to love between a man and a woman; it is a place where lovers meet in secret. The exhibition is inspired by the Swedish language and culture.  Curator: Mark Soosaar. Open  daily from 9.00 to 21.00

Exhibition True Art or a Fake?
@ Mikkel Museum, Kadriorg Art Museum, Tallinn, Weizenbergi 37, (till 10 Oct). Open 10–17.
The exhibition examines and analyses the concepts of original, copy, forgery, imitation, etc., attempting to explain the intricate relations between these notions, their origins and historical reception.

Art Rules
@ Tallinn Town Hall, (till 5 Oct). Open 9:30 – 17:30
Masterpieces of European old masters from 15th–17th century. Includes original masterpieces by world-famous artists, Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Brueghel, Lucas Cranach, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Durer etc.and Michel Sittow  a native of Tallinn and made a name for himself in the Spanish royal court. First time that so many original painting exhibited in Estonia or  neighbouring countries (except St Petersburg Hermitage).

 

LITHUANIA

WEDNESDAY,  5 AUG
J. S. Bach and Sons, Curonian Spit Festival 2015
20.00 @ Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pamario st. 43, Nida
Festival orchestra MUSICA HUMANA, ALGIRDAS VIZGIRDA conductor.   Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christian Bach

THURSDAY, 6 Aug
Mighty Georgian Voices
19.00 @19.00 Piano.lt  Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 9 - 24 Euros

Guitar virtuoso Aurelijus Globys in the flamenco project “Stars in the Sunrise”
19.00 @  Summer Terrace, Vilnius g. 39, 5 - 15 Euros
       
Avant-garde jazz improvisations
@ Rudninkai book store, Rudninku g. 20, 11.99 Euros

Opening Concert of the Festival “Purple Evenings”
20.00 @ Pub “Artistai”, Sv. Kazimiero g. 3 , 10 Euros   

Open Studios 3: Marija Baranauskaite and Christophe Beaucourt
19.00  @  Malonioji g. 6,  till 8 September), free admission
Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Union’s project space’s “Malonioji 6’’ physical and mental space will be occupied by performance art and cinema, reality and fiction

Vilnius Burger Fest
@ Courtyard of the Museum of Teatre, Music and Cinema, Vilniaus g. 41, free admission

FRIDAY, 7  Aug
GALVE JAZZ FIESTA 2015
19.30 @ Pier at the Royal Garden, Karaimu g. 57, Trakai, 18 Euros

Manvydas Pratkelis Jazz quartet
(07 August, 20.00 / 08 August 21.00)
@ Bar “Veranda”, Kestucio g. 39, free admission

SATURDAY, 8  Aug
ROMANTIC BRUSHSTROKES IN MUSIC
21.00@ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 8 - 12 Euros

Little Dinosaur’s Story
12.00 @ Raganiukes, 9 Euros   
Performance for children           

   
SUNDAY, 9  Aug
Summer Festival of Kairenai. In the Middle of the Sound of August Romances
19.00 @ VU Botanical Garden in Kairenai, Kairenu g. 43, 10 - 12 Euros

A|CH Dance Performance “Ana Karenina”
20.30@ Trakai Island Castle, Kestucio g. 4, Trakai, 19 - 45 Euros               
The Sleeping Beauty
12.00 @ Raganiukes Theatre, S. Staneviciaus g. 24, 9 Euros

MARTYNAS LEVICKIS: VIVALDI FENOMENAS
17:00 @ Taujenu dvaras, 10 - 18 Euros

TUESDAY, 11   Aug
Passenger
20.00 @ Trakai Island Castle, Kestucio g. 4, Trakai, 29 - 44 Euros

THE GREAT ROMANTIC
19.00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 12 - 18 Euros

WEDNESDAY, 12  Aug
THE MOST DELICIOUS COCKTAIL OF OPERETTES
19.00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 12 - 21 Euros

Antique Teeth of Kapirovskis
20.00 @ Vasaros terasa (Summer Terrace), Vilniaus g. 39, 3 Euros

THURSDAY 13 Aug
UNDISCOVERED TREASURES
19.00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 12 - 21 Euros

Tribute to Janis Joplin & “The Doors”
20.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1,  8 - 12 Euros           

Movo
20.00 @ Pub “Artistai”, Sv. Kazimiero g. 3    

Bonafide3000   
20.00 @ LRT Opus Summer Terrace, Svitrigailos g. 29, 1 - 3 Euros           
KALNAPILIS SUMMER SELECTION Supersci
20.00 @ Vasaros terasa (Summer Terrace), Vilniaus g. 39        Free admission

12 INCU X
20.00 @Vasaros terasa (Summer Terrace), Vilniaus g. 39   
Free admission   

FRIDAY, 14 Aug
PORTUGAL’S GEM   
19.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 12 - 24 Euros

Jazz under the open sky
20.00 @ Bar “Veranda”, Kestucio g. 39, Free admission

SATURDAY, 15 Aug
A MOMENTARY MIRACLE
21.00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 8 - 12 Euros

Kopustines Fair
@ Trakai (till 16 Aug)

Timeless Masterpieces
Curonian Spit Festival 2015, Closing concert
19.00 @ Amphitheatre of Nida Holy Virgin Mary Church of Christian Aid, Taikos st. 17, Nida
Festival orchestra MUSICA HUMANA, Siauliai State Chamber Choir POLIFONIJA, ALGIRDAS VIZGIRDA, TOMAS AMBROZAITIS conductors:: Marc Berthomieu, Edvard Grieg, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edvard Grieg, Carl Reinecke, Franz Doppler

SUNDAY, 16  Aug
Theatricalized concert for the whole family   
16.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, TrakU g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 6 Euros   

THREE SAD DRAGONS IN CONCERT
19.00 @ VU Botanical Garden in Kairenai, Kairenu g. 43, 12 - 21 Euros   

MONDAY, 17  Aug
Baltasis Kiras (White Gull)
20.00 @ LRT Opus Summer Terrace, Švitrigailos g. 29 , 1 - 3 Euros

TUESDAY, 18  Aug
Mighty Mo Rodgers and Baba Sissoko
19.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 9 - 23 Euros

WEDNESDAY, 19  Aug
Subtilu-Z
20.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1

Girmante: where the earth ends
20.00 @ Vasaros terasa (Summer Terrace), Vilniaus g. 39   
7 - 10 Euros   

RHYE
20.00 @ LRT Opus Summer Terrace, Svitrigailos g. 29    

THURSDAY, 20  Aug
IN THE KINGDOM OF MUSIC
15.00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 5 Euros

Love Triangle
(20 August, 19.00)
@Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 10 - 30 Euros   

FRIDAY, 21  Aug
ORNAMENTS OF SHANGHAI
19.00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 12 - 21 Euros   

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
19:00 @ Muzikos festivalis „Uzutrakio vakarai“, Marijampoles Poezijos parkas
MOZART

SATURDAY, 22  Aug
MUSIC AND MEDITATION
21.00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 8 - 12 Euros

Little Red Riding Hood
12.00 @  Vilnius Puppet Theatre “Lele”, Arkliu g.  3 - 5 Euros

The Days of Ancient Crafts
@ Trakai Island Castle, Kestucio g. 4, Trakai (till 23 Aug)

Bartholomeu Fair
@City Hall Square, Vilnius, (till 23 August)
Fair of arts, crafts and guilds traditions with a Renaissance-inspired theme

SUNDAY, 23  Aug
Summer Festival of Kairenai. From the Grandeur of Opera to the Mystery of Romance
19.00 @ VU Botanical Garden in Kairenai, Kairenu g. 43, 10 - 12 Euros   

Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
18:00 @ Muzikos festivalis „Uzutrakio vakarai“, Uzutrakio dvaro sodybos
Juozas Domarkas conductor, Denis Bouriakov (flute)

TUESDAY, 25  Aug
JAZZU: WARM AND COSY
19.00@Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 12 - 24 Euros   

THURSDAY, 27  Aug
Jazz Miniatures
19.00@Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1 , 9 - 24 Euros   

Andrius Kulikauskas Summer Concert
20.00 @ Pub “Artistai”, Sv. Kazimiero g. 3, 10 - 12 Euros           

FRIDAY, 28  Aug
A. Kaniava and Orchestra “A Fly”
19.00 @ Vasaros terasa (Summer Terrace), Vilniaus g. 39, 10 - 60 Euros   

Loftas Fest 2015
@ Arts Factory “Loftas” (Loft), Svitrigailos g. 29, (till 30 Aug), 32.90 - 36.40 Euros
  
SATURDAY, 29  Aug
Latin Romance
19.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 9 - 60 Euros           

SUNDAY, 30  Aug
TO THE RHYTHM OF VIVALDI AND FLAMENCO
19.00 @ VU Botanical Garden in Kairenai, Kairenu g. 43, 15 - 24 Euros   

Circus is a Circus
12.00 @ Vilnius Puppet Theatre “Lele”, Arkliu g. 5, 5.87 Euros

The Color Run Vilnius
@ Vilnius, from 24 Euro
www.thecolorrun.lt
   
WEDNESDAY, 2 SEP
G&G Sindikatas | Dee & Kamy
19.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 11 Euros                       

THURSDAY, 3 Sep 
Gytis Paskevicius
20.00 @ Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Traku g. 9 / Kedainiu g. 1, 16 - 100 Euros

Vilnius Music Week
@ various venues (till 6 Sep), Free admission, www.musicweek.lt

FRIDAY, 4 SEP
Vilnius City Fiesta
@ various venues (till 5 Sep)
Most spectacular festival of Vilnius with a wide range of high-level entertainment; from jazz, pop, rock and world music, classical music and opera, to films programme, street theatre, fashion shows and carnivals. Free admission
www.vilniusfestivals.lt

SEL VILNIUS
20:00 @  Kalnu parkas, Vilnius, 19 - 69 Euros

SOL LIVE: GLASS ANIMALS (UK)
22:00 @  Menu fabrikas Loftas, 10.40 - 96.40 Euros

ONGOING EVENTS
Christopher Summer Festival
@  various venues in Vilnius (throughout August)
Largest and  most impressive summer music festival in Lithuania.Various musical styles and artists from all over the world.
www.kristupofestivaliai.lt/en